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with the fema guys all the time, they're doing everything they want. >> i think that's right. i acknowledge that on the show, bob shrum. i want to go to my friend, ed rogers. >> hey. >> that's when obama was on the beat. first he was in the white house in the oval office. then he traveled. then he walked with chris christie. okay. he was doing his job. now he's back on the campaign trail. i point i'm making, ed rogers, is this. the aftermath, you know, sandy is officially over. whatever that means. but the aftermath has been brutal. much more brutal than people thought. and it extends to almost a third of the country, ed. and somebody often takes the blame who shouldn't take the blame. obama's campaigning. who's taking care of these kids? >> sure. >> in staten island who horribly, tragically, have lost their lives? >> well, you say it's horrible, and in politics, bad gets worse. and natural disasters follow a certain political pattern. at first people want the sheriff and the sheriff has to come to town and restore order and maintain peace and rescue people. now they kind of want the nurse
that has been damaged so badly by the flooding and by the wind. it goes beyond a fema grant and it comes at a time when we are dealing with a clip and a fragile economy. >> one way or the other it has to be paid for. it requires a supplemental appropriation. first of all, there is enough money director fugate says for the fema part of the recovery, i think we voted $6.1 billion in the budget. there is enough in the fund right now. director fugate says. as far as the improvements that will have to be the supplemental appropriation and we'll have to have that be accounted for. but one way or the other, we'll have to have that be done. it is enormous not to improvement. it could have long-term economic consequences. we'll have to see what it is going to be. we'll have a commitment to make sure it is going to be done. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> millions are without power tonight. coming up. we'll ask the guy who runs the east coast utility companies when and how he plans to get that back on the grid. >> sandy, the path of destruction. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds
endorsed barack obama. do you think this has anything to do with getting fema money and paying for all of new york's infrastructure? it strikes me as an odd time for the mayor. doesn't he have anything better to do? >> well, i don't know. you have to ask mike why he wanted to do it on that basis. it seems that there are some other issues that are pretty darn big like what's going on in the middle east and disaster in the middle east, the disaster in libya, the disaster to our economy that this president has brought about. his inability to really set forth a plan for the next four years that makes any sense. and you want to talk about this particular issue that we're going through is absolutely just say no to any form of expansion of energy which is the reason why we're having such a tough time recovering. michelle just made the point before about this aging infrastructure that we have. we haven't rebuilt it not because we don't have the money to do it. we haven't rebuilt it because all these groups oppose every single thing you want to do. if you want to build a new generator, they opp
companies and news organizations really helping to get that word out. sandy, new jersey, fema, business, hudson river, tappan zee bridge, all of the top trending topics on twitter. instagram has seen thousands of photos taken. interestingly delaware is the state with the highest amount of buzz around the storm followed by new jersey and then connecticut, but a picture is really what's worth a thousand words, and there are thousands of them. here are just a few. the fdyn, as you with see here, putting up a picture of the waves crashing into the bridge in brooklyn and then if you look over here, we've got a picture of the white house. this is the situation room. president obama tweeting out this very powerful. moving over here, you've got sandbags in jersey city, new jersey, justin solomon out with our reporter brian schactman in montauk tweeting that picture, and that's only gotten worse since then. there's more pictures from monta montauk. nbc's ron allen in atlantic city. check out this picture of al roker from this morning imagine what this must look like now in point pleasant, new je
of the road? >> well, they can bring in the national guard along with the governors of the states. fema right now is helping to bring in some equipment to help drive some of the equipment after the water gets pumped out of the tunnels in new york city. there are people everywhere. we've got an army of people out there work on this. you can criticize if you want to, but i don't know of anybody that is suggesting a way to do it better. >> it isn't a technical thing. it isn't the actual -- you know, the men, the hard hats and stuff. i've seen them up in connecticut. it's just the thought, tom, that in this day and age, 2012, trees are still falling on power lines, and that is paralyzing a third of the state of connecticut. trees shouldn't fall on power lines in october, november of 2012. somehow there's got to be a better way to do this. it just seems like i'm using a typewriter instead of a personal computer or an ipad. >> and when i read that our power grid is antiquated and dated by, you know, decades, that's not true? >> go anywhere else in the world, you'll see that it's not true, michelle.
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